The blog helped build the Web, not break it

Photo by Pixabay here: https://www.pexels.com/photo/abstract-arachnid-atmosphere-atmospheric-276205/

I read some wonderful ideas about personal sites as cultivated digital gardens over the weekend (here, here, here, and here), and one post that was linked to in one of these posts caught my attention. It was Amy Hoy’s post titled “Stacking the Bricks: How the Blog Broke the Web”. We built every new page…… Continue reading The blog helped build the Web, not break it

My publishing workflow for my site on desktop is convenient enough. I'd love to be able to share on mobile as conveniently. I'm just not there yet. That's probably why this quote resonates with me: This is important. I need to enjoy the workflow and publishing experience. For me, it's technical and I want to… Continue reading Still working on a more convenient publishing workflow on mobile

This quote echoes my inner musings about my blog lately (as much as I love having my own space on the Web): Seriously, who cares when anything on my site got posted. For the vast majority of things I'm writing it makes absolutely no difference what-so-ever. My blog is a digital garden, not a blog… Continue reading It makes no difference

Make your Web

I enjoyed Tantek Çelik’s recent talk at beyond tellerrand // DÜSSELDORF 2019. If you’re interested in the IndieWeb, or just curious why having a personal site is still so important, make yourself a beverage and enjoy: https://youtu.be/qBLob0ObHMw Featured image: IndieWebCamp Berlin 2018 | Day 1 by tollwerk GmbH, licensed CC BY NC SA 2.0

Silence is not necessarily golden for Evernote

An African elephant at the Johannesburg Zoo

I’ve been an Evernote user for well over a decade, and I used it daily until a couple years ago. I have almost 29,000 notes (a fair number of these notes are automatically captured using IFTTT workflows). In recent years, Evernote has been pretty quiet on its blog, and while it’s released updates to the…… Continue reading Silence is not necessarily golden for Evernote

Recode's article titled "How hard is it to have a conversation on Twitter? So hard even the CEO can’t do it." highlights a perennial challenge on Twitter: having a coherent conversation about pretty much anything - There simply wasn’t enough room to have the kind of nuanced conversation the subject requires. It was symbolic of… Continue reading Twitter’s conversational problem is that it’s not suited to have one

My blog is 14 years old, today, and it’s a big day for blogging

Today is a Big DayTM For Blogging, but probably only for me. Today is this blog’s 14th birthday! On 6 December 2004, I wrote my first post on this WordPress blog: https://pauljacobson.me/2004/12/06/in-the-beginning/ Where this chapter all began … It was originally at a different domain, and has evolved over the last 14 years. I probably…… Continue reading My blog is 14 years old, today, and it’s a big day for blogging

On Manton Reece’s thoughts about WordPress, and the new Editor (formerly known as Gutenberg)

I just read Manton Reece’s thoughts about the new WordPress Editor (formerly known as Gutenberg), and I don’t really agree: As I test Gutenberg, I keep coming back to one question: is it good for blogging? The goal with Micro.blog is to make blogging easier so that more people will have their own site instead…… Continue reading On Manton Reece’s thoughts about WordPress, and the new Editor (formerly known as Gutenberg)